Edward A. Murphy Jr.

1918 - 1990

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Edward Aloysius Murphy Jr. (January 11, 1918 – July 17, 1990) was an American aerospace engineer who worked on safety-critical systems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward A. Murphy Jr. has received more than 274,854 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Edward A. Murphy Jr. is the 60th most popular engineer (down from 55th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Panama and the most popular Panamanian Engineer.

Murphy is most famous for his "Murphy's Law," which states that "anything that can go wrong will go wrong."

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Among engineers, Edward A. Murphy Jr. ranks 60 out of 325Before him are Ernst Heinkel, Henry Gantt, Bjarne Stroustrup, Alexander Wienerberger, Jimmy Doolittle, and Valdemar Poulsen. After him are Nikolay Zhukovsky, Loránd Eötvös, Masaru Ibuka, Borys Paton, Valentin Glushko, and Henry Royce.

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Among people born in 1918, Edward A. Murphy Jr. ranks 59Before him are Rosemary Kennedy, Pavlik Morozov, Fanny Blankers-Koen, João Goulart, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, and Henryk Szeryng. After him are François Tombalbaye, Betty Ford, Borys Paton, Derek Barton, Arthur Kornberg, and Paul D. Boyer. Among people deceased in 1990, Edward A. Murphy Jr. ranks 44Before him are Lawrence Durrell, Vasili Kuznetsov, Aaron Copland, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, and Princess Sophie of Hohenberg. After him are Sammy Davis Jr., Ivan Serov, Philippe Soupault, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Alexander Pechersky, and Reinaldo Arenas.

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In Panama

Among people born in Panama, Edward A. Murphy Jr. ranks 5 out of 59Before him are John McCain (1936), Manuel Noriega (1934), Carlos Fuentes (1928), and Omar Torrijos (1929). After him are Roberto Durán (1951), Miguel Bosé (1956), Rubén Blades (1948), Billy Cobham (1944), Diego de Almagro II (1520), Jordana Brewster (1980), and Laurentino Cortizo (1953).

Among ENGINEERS In Panama

Among engineers born in Panama, Edward A. Murphy Jr. ranks 1